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THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN, New York, NY

THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN

4.6
4.6
607 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Meatball Shop serves the best meatballs in the world with a mix and match menu utilizing sustainable and natural ingredients whenever possible. But The Meatball Shop serves way more than just meatballs! Highlights from their hit menu include seasonal veggies, market driven salads, sandwiches, handmade ice cream sandwiches, craft cocktails and an approachable wine program.

The vibe of this Hell's Kitchen restaurant is always fun, upbeat and lively! Perfect for a night on the town or a family dinner with kids. Think the best dinner party you've ever been to with the comforting feeling of being at Grandma's.

With drinks and desserts a-plenty, The Meatball Shop makes the perfect casual stop for digging in to a hearty meal or a healthy bite, refreshing drink and mouthwatering dessert with family and friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 230-5860
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    For our Catering options, visit www.themeatballshop.com and click on Catering.
  • Private party facilities
    For Private Parties , visit www.themeatballshop.com and click on Private Events.
  • Neighborhood
    Hell's Kitchen
  • Cross street
    9th Ave and 53rd St
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Family Meal for $70

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a family meal for 4! Includes choice of 2 ball & sauce combos + choice of salad + choice of side + choice of cookie. Served with focaccia.
  • Brunch Menu is back - with Bottomless Drinks!

    Multiple dates available
    Make breakfast great again! Join us for brunch favorites such as our breakfast sandwich with spicy pork b'alls, b'alls, biscuits & gravy and shrimp & grits. And add our new Bottomless Drinks - $30 for 90 minutes!

What 607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

606 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Puebla

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Loved the pasta and spicy meatballs paired with laguinitas beer

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  2. lisa

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner / I had the rigatoni with shrimp and it was delicious Great service nice casual Atmosphere-good for pre theatre

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  3. MissEmToo

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here pre-show and enjoyed it. We tried the meatball lasagne, pear salad, Brussels side and the risotto side. Service was quick and friendly, food was delicious.

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  4. RMHa

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent especially when you use Open Table to reserve a table

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter disappeared halfway through the meal, and whoever replaced him rushed us out of the nearly empty restaurant.

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  6. JennE

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here. Our waiter Benjamin was awesome & attentive; everyone was very friendly- we enjoyed our drinks (sangria for me, a beer for my husband) and our apps (garlic bread and mozzarella balls) Our whole table loved their entrees- highly recommend the mashed potatoes and make your own bowl. The lasagna was delicious and my sons enjoyed their sandwiches… Leave room for dessert- the ice cream sandwiches are totally worth it!

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  7. Gigi

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meatball varieties and different sauces!! Sides are good too...... Reasonably priced Great place!

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  8. sprisley

    Orlando

    66 reviews

    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good and service was good as well. Typical small NYC restaurant where it is very tight seating.

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  9. Eric

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another incredible meal and amazing service.

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  10. Elaine

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, need more vegan options on the menu.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great little place. Meatballs and pasta were great as well as the salad and the drinks. One thing, i asked how large the meatballs were so i knew how many you order and they said they were the size of golfballs. They were bigger than that. Not super huge but definitely bigger than a golf ball. Very reasonably priced for NYC

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite place to get dinner. The chicken meatball is absolutely delicious. The Jell-O shots definitely didn’t skimp on the liquor. And the waiter was very attentive. Will definitely be back like always

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Well prepared and tasted amazing. Will re visit on my return to nyc.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine, expected better meatballs from an actual meatball shop. Tables are quite close together and there’s not much space, so I don’t recommend taking 5+ there. Our server was slow on drink service, slow on greeting, and took forever to get us our check.

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  15. SpencerJ

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff hated their jobs. Food was mediocre at best. Not sure why anyone would go here with all the good options of NYC.

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  16. 9stedt

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We go to The Meatball Shop almost every time we visit NYC. Friendly staff and good food.

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  17. DebbieM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service - Great menu - Easy walk to the theater district.

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  18. FinGourmet

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately this place is not what it used to be, I can understand why the other locations have closed… I don’t give this location much longer, but glad we got to have the meatballs one last time. Our server was awful and even brought us the check without asking if we’d like dessert, which we did, so he was annoyed that he had to get it and redo the check! Sad, because it used to be a favorite of ours.

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  19. HughR

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience. Food was great. Service was great. And so was the atmosphere. Loved the music selection. Definitely going back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and food was excellent. There isn’t much ambiance but we knew that ahead of time. We went for the food!

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  21. MichaelG

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family had a delicious meal. The kids menus are terrific, makes it easy and exciting for the kids to order.

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  22. KristenP

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I ate here for a casual pre show dinner. I couldn’t decide so I ordered the meatball trio sampler appetizer and the seasonal risotto (butternut squash, brown butter + sage). The meatballs were delicious, the spicy pork was my clear favorite! So much flavor. The risotto was very good, however I couldn’t really taste the brown butter (which is a wonderful flavor, especially with sage and butternut squash). My husband did the 3 meatball chose your own. He had spicy pork balls with tomato sauce over spaghetti. He enjoyed it. The service was good. It’s a nice and close place in Hell’s Kitchen to have a low key pre or post show dinner.

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  23. FrankieYes

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meatball Shop is our go-to restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. The food is really yummy, the service attentive and friendly. We will keep coming back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food. Ended being expensive compared to other restaurants with much better food and ambiance

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  25. ConnieC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is so appealing it’s always hard to know what to get. But the pear salad last night was amazing as was the risotto.

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  26. Carlton

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Meatball Shop. Cool little spot that is great for both kids and laid back business lunches.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great!! Loved the vibe of the restaurant!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. I was surprised the sides that came with my combo meatball meal were served chilled. But otherwise great.

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  29. StaceyM

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best choice for delicious family dining! Everyone loved the food and everyone was comfortable. Kid-friendly in every way. My daughter loved it so much, she had two plates of pasta and was drinking the extra sauce!!! She says it should be six stars!

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  30. KathleenG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious, the server explained the menu, food came out promptly , was hot and easy access to get to the show afterward.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our best experience this year....I strongly recommend this restaurant. Hoping one of this restaurant in Montréal (Canada) soon...loll

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  32. Xaro16

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Siempre que estamos en NY regresamos a este restaurante, la albóndiga especial siempre es deliciosa, su comida nos encanta, gracias

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in on a cold Saturday with my in-laws and two young children. The waiter was welcoming and gracious to our kids, the drinks were great and the food was delicious. It’s nice to be wanted and that’s how they made us feel. Thank you

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  34. CliftonD

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the meatball shop! It really has a neighborhood feel while being accessible to the theater district. The people are great and the food is wonderful, especially the cauliflower!!! Loved every moment!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Diverse menu and can accommodate vegans. Large portions.

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  36. Eldee3

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meatballs and sides. Service from our waiter could have been better.

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  37. JasonM

    Little Rock

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience from start to finish! Food, service, and atmosphere were top Notch!!

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  38. Cameron

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall pretty good. Decent food. Good atmosphere not too loud and close to time square.

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  39. CarynS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    very friendly staff. meatballs we good. quick service.

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  40. Baggs

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Slightly disappointing. We’ve had so many great experiences at The Meatball Shop but tonight just fell a little short.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN using the Order Online button. THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 230-5860.

THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN is rated 4.6 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN

798 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019-5639

Additional information

  • Cross street
    9th Ave and 53rd St
  • Neighborhood
    Hell's Kitchen
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 230-5860
  • Catering
    For our Catering options, visit www.themeatballshop.com and click on Catering.
  • Private party facilities
    For Private Parties , visit www.themeatballshop.com and click on Private Events.
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